The University of Tennessee at Martin

Department of Mathematics and Statistics


Probability and Statistics II

Mathematics 462 / 662

Section 001

Spring 2003

Credit Hours : 3


Instructor : Dr. D.A. McCullough

Office : 424G Andy Holt Humanities Building

Phone : 587 7362 ( my office )

587 7360 ( departmental office to leave a message )

E - mail :

Office Hours : Monday 7 8 , 9 11 ; Tuesday 2 3 ;

Wednesday 7 8 , 9 11 ; Friday 7 - 8 , 9 11 ;

and also by appointment.


Textbook : Probability and Statistical Inference, 6th Edition , by Hogg and Tanis


Calculators : You will need a calculator for this course that calculates summary statistics and regression functions. (TI 83 - Plus Highly Recommended) YOU MAY NOT SHARE CALCULATORS DURING ANY EXAMINATIONS OR QUIZZES.


Prerequisites : Math 320 and Math 461

Course Purpose, Goals and Objectives :


These can be seen on the course syllabus on the departmental web page or viewed in my office.


Homework / Quizzes : There will be homework assignments and quizzes throughout the semester. There will be approximately 150 points with 120 points being a perfect score. The remaining points will be considered bonus. You will usually have at least a week to complete each homework assignment. Quizzes will usually be unannounced and in class. You will be able to use your notes on quizzes. HOMEWORK AND QUIZZES CANNOT BE MADE UP.


Exams : There will be four in class exams and a final examination. Examination One will cover Chapter 5, Examination Two will cover Chapter7, Examination Three will cover Chapter 8, Examination Four will cover Chapter 9, and the Final Examination will be Comprehensive. The Final Examination is scheduled for Friday, May 02, 2003 from 10:00 a.m. 12:00 noon. Each in class examination is worth 100 points and the Final Examination is worth 200 points.


MAKE - UP EXAMINATIONS ARE NOT GIVEN. If an examination is missed for a fully documented reason the final examination grade percentage will be substituted for the missed examination if you have notified the instructor before the examination. To substitute the final exam percentage for a missed examination provide the instructor documentation for the missed examination and sign a form that states that the substitution will occur.


Grading : There will be a total of 720 points possible in this course. Letter grades will be assigned as follows :


A 90 % ( 648 points )

B 80 % ( 576 points )

C 70 % ( 504 points )

D 60 % ( 432 points )

F Less than 60 %


The instructor reserves the right to lower these cutoffs but never to raise them.



Attendance : Attendance is expected. If you have a conflict and cannot make it to class, you should notify the instructor.


Basic Needs : You should bring your book, your calculator, your pencil/pen, your homework solutions, and your paper to class everyday.


Academic Dishonesty :

Academic dishonesty is behavior in which a deliberately fraudulent misrepresentation is employed in an attempt to gain undeserved intellectual credit either for one's self or another. Academic dishonesty is not condoned or tolerated at The University of Tennessee at Martin. Both parties will be severely penalized as allowed by the university.


Important Date to Remember :


Last Day to Drop with an automatic "W" Friday, March 7th


Academic Disability :


Any student eligible for and requesting academic accommodation due to a disability is requested to provide a letter of accommodation from P.A.C.E. or Student Academic Support Center within the first two weeks of the semester.